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    What with the large fields competing for the daily events it has certainly been a busy fortnight on the course.

    A quick quote for this week-

    Actually, the only time I ever took out a one-iron was to kill a huntsman. And it took a seven to do that!

     

    Results

    Tuesday 20th Dec was a Stableford event with a field of 27 players fronting the starter. Also there were two competitors in the Gold event.

    Rod Sargent teeing off on his was to paring the course with a score of 71

    The winner was Michael Davis (21) with a great score of 44 points from Nick Siperki (16) with another good score of 42 points. Ball rundown went to 34 points on a countback.

    Nearest the pin went to Bob Speed on the 7th, with Garry Henry taking the 16th.  The Pro pin on the 3rd went to Chris Leaman. The hidden holes was won by Nick Siperki.

    The winner of the Gold Course was Tony Froude (23) with 40 points.

     

    The daylight saving Wednesday 9 hole competition is still running with 14 golfers attending for a Stableford event on the back nine. The winner was Peter Baddeley (14) with 21 points.

     

    On Thursday 22nd Dec we had a great field of 65 players front the starter for the regular Stableford event, and also 3 participants in the Gold Event.

    The Division 1 winner was Brian Russell (17) with a great score of 43 points, with Michael Harrison (4) being the runner up with a great 42 points. (This was 2 under for the day, well done Hammer.)

    The winner of Division 2 was Michael Davis (20) with another great score of 44 points from John Gilson (33) with 43 points.

    Ball run down went to 37 points. Nearest the on the 7th was Geoff Payne, 9th was Trevor West, 12th was David Hurle and the 16th was David Smithwick. Rob Fankhauser collected the pro pin on the 3rd, and the nearest the pin 2nd shot on 18 was won by Brendan Egan. Hidden Holes winner was Michael Davis. The 2’s on Par 3’s were won by 10 players. Rabbits for the day were Dave McKenzie and Dave Octigan.

    The Gold Course was won by Ron Britton (33) with a great score of 41 points.

    A big thank you to Dave Octigan for sponsoring the Nearest the Pin prizes and the after golf nibbles as well.

     

    Saturday 24th Dec saw a Christmas Eve stableford being held.

    The winner was Oliver Pearson (4) with a great 42 points (2 under) with runner up being Rob Healy (16) with 40 points. Ball Rundown went to 37 points.

    Nearest the pins were on the 7th Guy Barbuto and the 16th Harry Smiles. Nearest the Pin 2nd shot on the 18th was Steve Daykin. The Pro Pin on the 3rd went to Brad Grant and Hidden Holes to Oliver Pearson.

     

    Tuesday 27th Dec was a stableford event with a field of 16 players recovering from the merriment. Also there was one competitor in the Gold event.

    The winner was Mark Pearson (12) with a fantastic score of 46 points from Sam Sandhu (19) with another good score of 41 points on a countback. Ball rundown went to 35 points.

    Nearest the pin went to Michael Aistrope on the 7th.  The Pro pin on the 3rd went to Beau Purcell. The Pro pin on the 3rd was won by Bob Speed.

    The winner of the Gold Course was George Richardson (29) with 42 points.

     

    The daylight saving Wednesday 9 hole competition continued with 12 golfers attending for a Stableford event on the back nine. The winner was Rob Healy (16) with 21 points and Jarrod Heath (14) was runner up with 20 points.

     

    On Thursday 29th Dec we had a great field of 72 players (including several from visiting clubs around the state and NSW) front the starter for the regular Stableford event, and also 3 participants in the Gold Event. With such a large field this resulted in having 3 prize divisions.

    The Division 1 winner was Steve McMahon (7) with a score of 39 points, with a visitor Grant Handasyde (6) being the runner up with 38 points on countback.

    The winner of Division 2 was Charlie Heath (17) with a score of 40 points from Robert Healy (16) with 39 points. Division 3 winner was Greg Millott (27) with an excellent score of 43 points with John McCombe (27) being the runner up with 37 points.

    Ball run down went to 33 points on a countback. Nearest the on the 7th was Alan Eustace, 9th was Bill Hammen, 12th was Steve McMahon and the 16th was Bill Taylor. Martin Slack collected the pro pin on the 3rd, and the nearest the pin 2nd shot on 18 was won by Rob Healy. Hidden Holes winner was Greg Millott. The 2’s on Par 3’s were won by 7 players. Rabbits for the day were Adrian Smith and Dennis Sheahan.

    The Gold Course was won by Keith Millott (32) with a great score of 44 points.

     

    Saturday 31st Dec saw a New Year’s Eve stableford being held with again a large field of 71 players competing with 14 visitors from Vic and NSW.

    The Division 1 winner was Rod Sargent (6) with a magnificent score of 42 points, with Mark Pearson (11) being the runner up with 40 points. Rod‘s score was even more pleasing in that he shot 71 off the stick, which is par for the course,

    The winner of Division 2 was the inform Michael Davis (18) with a score of 43 points from evergreen Bill Parsons (15) with 41 points.

    Division 3 winner was Chris Hill (24) with a score of 39 points with Brendan Egan (20) being the runner up with 37 points.

    Ball run down went to 34 points on a countback. Nearest the on the 7th was Robin Pratt, 9th was David Cochrane, 12th was Oliver Pearson and the 16th was Rod Sargent. Ben Trenfield collected the pro pin on the 3rd, and the Pro nearest the pin 2nd shot on 17th was won by Mark Jones. Hidden Holes winner was Rod Sargent.

     

    A short note from the Match Committee regarding the speed of play with large fields at this time of the year. The goal for every player should be to keep up with the group in front of them, regardless of the position of the group behind them. If you happen to get stuck looking for a ball, do the right thing and call the next group through.

    A quick tip for this week – This is from Butch Harmon:

    Players who are struggling inevitably start to feel awkward at address. Check your distance from the ball. Set up and drop your right hand off the club, letting it hang (above inset). Make sure you can move it straight back to the grip without having to reach.

     

    Upcoming events:-

    Tuesday – Open Par

    Wednesday & Thursday – Open Stableford

    Saturday – Open Par

    By Phil Conway